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Viola cucullata

Common Name(s):
Marsh blue violet
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

Seasons of Interest:

     Bloom: Spring-Summer, April-June

Wildlife Value: Nectar from the flowers attract butterflies and bees.  Members of the genus Viola support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilisAndrena (Gonandrena) integraand Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia

Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to fungal leaf diseases. Watch for slugs and snails. 

Season:
Spring to early Summer
Height:
6-12 in.
Foliage:
Heart-shaped basal leaves; leaf stalk longer than the leaves
Flower:
Violet flower with spurred lower lip; darker towards the center; long-stalked - growing higher than the leaves; hair on inside of side petals
Site:
Damp to wet meadows, bogs
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
cpp, showy flowers, bees, nectar, specialized bees, wildlife, butterflies

NCCES plant id: 2785

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Bo Gordy-Stith, CC-BY-SA-2.0